Rodents

Fleas (rats & mice) - Pest Control Brisbane

The South East Queensland area including the Brisbane area is home to 7 types of native species of rodents, and three types that are introduced.  The house mouse and the water rat can be hard to pick apart as they look very similar.

The house mouse, sewer rat, and the ship rat are the only species of rodent that are not protected.  All other species are protected by law and any type of rodent that is problematic in premises should be professionally removed.

Rats, mice and other rodents are a common pest here in Australia, not only for homeowners, offices, workplaces, and industrial areas but also for rural areas, such as farms, food storage areas, and other similar areas.

Disease is the main cause of concern when dealing with rodents.  Not only are they hard to eliminate, but they also pollute food with saliva, waste, and fur.  The Center for Disease Control links rodents, rats, and mice to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, which can be fatal.

Rats and mice also attract fleas, which in turn can also cause problematic illnesses such as meningitis which can also cause complications during pregnancy.  Rodents can also cause migraines, headaches, sickness and other complications in people with low immune systems.

It is advised not to handle any wild rodents as they carry the diseases mentioned above, they can also bite and their saliva also carries diseases.

Three most problematic rodents in Queensland

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House Mouse

These common variety of mice are prolific breeders when there is enough food supply.  They are mostly found in residential areas, human dwellings, businesses, industrial and rural areas.  They can range from black to white but are mostly olive brown and have a body length of 75mm and a tail length of 80mm.

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Sewer Rat

Found in warehouses, wharves, sewers, tunnels, drains and in human habitats, these rodents have shaggy fur, colour varies from white to black, but are mostly brown.  Hard to trap and eliminate and feeds mainly on meat scraps such as prawns, fish, and beef.  they have a body length of 240mm and tail length of 200mm.

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Ship Rat

Found mostly in human habitation such as ceilings, verandahs, landfill and dumps, gardens, shops, warehouses, chicken coups and areas of degradation. The Ship rat is the most common rat.  Colour from black to white but generally a steely grey. rarely found on the ground as they are good climbers. Body length around 190mm, tail length 230mm.

How do I get rid of mice and rats?

The best way to rid your premises of rats and rodents is to call a professional pest controller.  They are equipped with experience and treatments that not only eliminate any existing pests but also create a barrier around your premises that prevents rodents from coming back.

Further reading and sources

Rodents, rats and mice pest control Brisbane for units, homes, domestic residences, contracts, tenders, restaurants, hospitals, doctors surgeries, food processing, factories, manufacturing, cafes, bars, hostels, hotels, clubs, gymnasiums, kindergartens, supermarkets, retail, shops, nursing homes, aged care, facilities management, common areas, body corporate, renovations, builders, pre-sale, pre-purchase, settlement, high rise apartments, townhouses, unit complexes & many more.

  • Cockroaches
  • Spiders
  • Fleas
  • Ants
  • Bed Bugs
  • Carpet Beetles
  • Clothes Moths
  • Carpet Moths
  • Pantry Moths
  • Dust Mites
  • Silverfish
  • Wasps
  • Rodents
  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Internal Areas
  • kitchens
  • Under fridges
  • Bathrooms
  • Skirting
  • Cracks and crevices
  • Inside cupboards
  • Cupboard tracks
  • Window tracks
  • Window frames
  • Door frames
  • Garages
  • Roof void
  • Wall cavities
  • Manhole
  • External Areas
  • Exterior walls
  • Balcony
  • Weep holes
  • Down pipes
  • Drain pipes
  • Garages
  • Sheds
  • Carports
  • Gazebos
  • Huts
  • Fences
  • Kids cubby house
  • Clothes lines
  • Letterbox
  • Houses – Residential
  • Commercial – Offices
  • Supermarkets
  • Restaurants – Cafes
  • Medical Centres
  • Child Care Centres
  • Government – Schools
  • Shopping Centres
  • Hotels – Motels
  • Factories – Industrial
  • Real Estates – Pre-Sale
  • Settlement
  • Bond Pest Control
  • Vacate Pest Control
  • Move Out Pest Control

Rodents, rats and mice pest control Brisbane

Brisbane

Bowen Hills – East Brisbane – Fortitude Valley – Herston – Highgate Hill – Kangaroo Point – Kelvin Grove – New Farm – Newstead – Paddington – Petrie Terrace – Red Hill – South Brisbane – Spring Hill – Teneriffe – West End – Woolloongabba

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Western suburbs
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City of Ipswich
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Logan City
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Redland City
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Moreton Bay Region
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Sunshine Coast

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Gold Coast

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